Chennai : Kanniyakumari priest apologises after his comment on Hindu religion invites wrath

George Ponniah, a minister and advisor to a NGO Jananyaga Christhuva Peravai Amaipu in Kanniyakumari, has apologized after his supposed provocative comments on the Hindu religion and convictions drummed up some excitement via web-based media.

Ponniah likewise allegedly condemned Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah. Following this, Hindu associations conchenndemned his discourse and requested captures. Near 30 grumblings were recorded in Kanniyakumari and numerous in different locale of Tamil Nadu.

Ponniah, in the mean time, said a two-minute video was altered out of his discourse during the gathering assembled to give recognition to lobbyist Stan Swamy and spread via online media giving it a local area criticize point.

By watching that altered video, numerous individuals have confounded that I criticized Hindu religion and convictions. I and individuals who talked at the gathering avoided even mentioning that sort. In the event that at all our discourse had harmed the estimations of my Hindu siblings and sisters, I earnestly apologize for it. I might want to say to my caring Hindu siblings and sisters, that even later on, I won’t ever pass such remarks,” he said.

As indicated by reports, on July 18, in Arumanai town in Kanniyakumari locale, a gathering was assembled by minority associations in memory of Stan Swamy. Talking at the occasion, George Ponniah claimed that the Tamil Nadu minority government assistance service and minority commission had been denying minorities from leading supplication gatherings.

Ponniah said he had worked hard alongside numerous minority associations to win DMK votes in the new state decisions however in the wake of coming to control, the gathering appeared to have disregarded them.

“We battled in regions where legislators couldn’t enter. We encouraged everybody to decide in favor of DMK and said our tragedies would be gone if DMK came to control, yet inside 60 days after this administration accepted charge, we were made to dissent for our privileges. Prior to races, they vowed to protect our privileges. The votes they [DMK] got are offerings given by the minority networks,” he said.

Ponniah hammered Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Board Minister Sekar Babu, IT Minister Mano Thangaraj among others for their activities which were claimed to be supportive of the Hindu people group. He additionally set off a line with his remark on Bharat Mata. “We wear shoes to ensure we don’t get our feet messy and get any sickness in view of Bharat Mata,” Ponniah was seen telling in the video while remarking on a MLA who tries not to wear shoes as a token of regarding Bharat Mata.

Addressing Indianexpress.com, a cop from Arumanai affirmed that a FIR has been enlisted under a few segments of the IPC against George Ponniah and they are doing encourage examination.

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